Jennifer Egan

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Emerald City

book | 4 | 1996
US & Canada → Doubleday
UK & Comm → Constable & Robinson
And Other Stories

These eleven masterful stories – the first collection from acclaimed author Jennifer Egan – deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan’s characters – models and housewives, bankers and schoolgirls – are united by their search for something outside their own realm of experience. They set out from locations as exotic as China and Bora Bora, as cosmopolitan as downtown Manhattan, or as familiar as suburban Illinois to seek their own transformations. Elegant and poignant, the stories in Emerald City are seamless evocations of self-discovery.
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Bulgarian
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Millenium Publishing House
Chinese Simple
Mainland China
Chu Chen Books
French
World
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German
World
Schoffling & Co
Korean
World
Munhakdongne
Spanish
World
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Reviews

Lustrous. . .  These stories sparkle with Egan's fresh imagery and precise renderings of mood and place. . .  A writer of tremendous intelligence and grace


The Philadelphia Inquirer

Boldly modulated tales of displacement and blazing moments of truth... Riveting, vaguely Hitchcockian... Piercingly tender... Outstanding
The New York Times Book Review

Immensely appealing... Told with dazzling insight and emotional daring
Elle

[Egan] deftly depicts the ways in which women can create glamorously detailed personas for another based on passing observations
Time

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